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I own another brand steam mop that had awesome online reviews. In fact, the hype partially encouraged me to buy it. It didn't live up to the hype. I was disappointed. I've only used it three times in the last year. It's sad when you prefer a mop and bucket over a steam mop you bought for the sole purpose of making a chore easier to bear. And no, I am not going to say which steam mop it is. I believe that it just isn't the right steam mop for ME. I will say that when I tried that mop, my first words were...oh COME ON!

We are a family of 6 and the majority of our house has hardwood or hard floors. Only two rooms have carpet, Disclaimer: So I was happy BISSELL sent me a BISSELL Steam & Sweep. I am really happy that it sweeps and steams simultaneously. I always sweep before I mop, but I'm thrilled that I don't have to worry about small debris that I might leave behind, and if I choose not to sweep ahead of time, it's got my back. But no, it's not going to suck up large items like an industrial shop vac, so don't expect it to. It's very easy to maneuver which beats my old steam mop, too. It is heavier than my other steam mop, but this isn't a negative issue. This actually makes it easier to maneuver. It has a wider base and I can simply feel and see the difference in both quality in construction and performance from my other steam mop. The mop pads are easy to put on and remove. It has a long cord and easy to fill and good sized water reservoir, so less refills are needed (I used it for 15 minutes and the tank was still over half full.) and easy to empty dust bin. I'm happy with it and think you'll like it, too. I'm hard pressed to find anything wrong with it. Maybe having to hold the lever down for the steam release, but that isn't a very big deal.

Disclaimer: The following information, images and contest is provided and sponsored by BISSELL.

As hard floors continue to gain popularity, consumers are seeking simple, effective and time-saving solutions for keeping them clean. That's why BISSELL is introducing the Steam & Sweep hard floor cleaner, a fully powered, 100 percent chemical-free combination steam mop and sweeper that picks up dry debris and cleans hard floors, all in one pass.


BISSELL® Steam & Sweep
Dual action steam machine offers complete hard floor cleaning in one fell swoop

Consumers can kiss that tiresome broom, mop and bucket routine goodbye thanks to BISSELL's Steam & Sweep hard floor cleaner. The Steam & Sweep is a fully powered combination steam mop and sweeper that picks up dry debris and simultaneously cleans hard floors in one pass, using the natural power of steam. It provides a powerful, thorough clean and eliminates unnecessary steps from the hard floor cleaning process - no more struggling with dustpans, wringing out dirty mop heads or hauling buckets of soapy water. Plus, when used as directed, the Steam & Sweep kills many germs and bacteria that can reside on hard floors.

The increased popularity of steam as an environmentally-friendly hard floor cleaning alternative has given rise to this high-quality steam cleaner, which can be used for overall cleaning as well as for tackling sticky spots. The Steam & Sweep leaves floors fresh and dry without the fumes or residue of harsh chemicals, and is safe and effective on virtually all hard floor surfaces, including marble, ceramic, stone, vinyl, laminate, linoleum and sealed hardwood floors.

In addition to being powerful and 100 percent chemical-free, the eco-friendly Steam & Sweep offers the following features and benefits:

• Dual functioning cleaning foot that boasts both sweeping and steaming capabilities
• Switches that allow the unit to be used as a steam mop, sweeper, or both at once
• Easy-to-maintain foot with an easy empty dust bin and high quality, washable microfiber mop pads
• Steam on Demand trigger, which delivers the ideal amount of steam when and where you need it
• Maneuverable swivel head, making those hard to reach places a cleaning breeze
• Easy-to-fill, high capacity, removable water tank that can be filled right from the tap - no need for cups and funnels
• Water purification system that leaves floors spotless and extends the life of the machine
• High quality construction, designed for longevity
• Fast-acting water heater - ready to use in 30 seconds

The BISSELL Steam & Sweep is available at Sears, Target, Lowes, Shopko and Meijer stores for $129.99. To learn more about BISSELL cleaning products and the company's commitment to effective, yet eco-friendly practices, visit



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Contest details:

One reader will win a BISSELL Steam & Sweep. I will randomly select the winner. To enter, simply post I want a BISSELL Steam & Sweep in the comment section below. One entry per person, per household. Deadline to enter is November 21. 11:59pm. Please see our contest rules. Good Luck!